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Crawforde replied to the topic 'Easttop harmonicas' in the forum. 4 hours 17 minutes ago

I really like my Easttop chromatic .
Very SCX-like in size and the rounded comfortable mouthpiece, and phos-bronze reeds. It is airtight and easy to play, soft or loud.
I got it early on before they started putting in the stronger mouthpiece screws, but they retrofit it for me. NewHarmonica has awesome customer service.
Easttop really seems to be putting in some effort to make a quality product and overcome the "made in China" low quality reputation.
I would not hesitate to get another. Plus the two dealers that cary them in the US (Rockin Ron, and New Harmonica) are easy to deal with and have great customer service.

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Sarge created a new topic ' Easttop harmonicas' in the forum. 4 hours 38 minutes ago

Easttop harmonicas are coming up in the world. Rockin Ron is now carrying them. I have the T008S and I really like it. Until Rockin Ron started carrying them they were only available from newharmonica.com and they still are. In fact newharmonica.com has quite a selection of diatonic and chromatic. I have the T008S and really like it. Have any of you tried one yet?

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Marcy replied to the topic 'Wabash Cannonball February Song of the MonthThe Wa' in the forum. 6 hours 3 minutes ago

Thanks so much for the music Erk!
Jeremy, I think you’re right about tab often having mistakes online. I don’t like learning a tune from tab at all. You might prefer to learn along with one of these slower videos. That’s what I like to do anyway. Both are in the key of G, so you’d use your G harp. Hope it helps.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAXgqqe5UxQ
www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPNiFEruHf4

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gunsmoke and SWAPAN DEB have commented on gunsmoke's video 7 hours 50 minutes ago

thanks

Walter Horton's Easy My version

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Eric33 replied to the topic 'Eric33's Videos' in the forum. 9 hours 24 minutes ago

Hi Sarge, I am pleased that the info was spot on and you managed to get my videos.It should give you plenty of scope.By the way,I live in the UK.Tell your friend to play along with my tune and record it at the same time,then post it on the website.It would be very interesting.Eric33.

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Chrisellis3 thanked AndyT in topic Newbie 9 hours 53 minutes ago
jeremyh replied to the topic 'Wabash Cannonball February Song of the MonthThe Wa' in the forum. 10 hours 11 minutes ago

Thanks, that's very kind.

I had got as far as tonic sol-fa (do, re, mi &c.) but scale degrees are probably a better twist on the same theme.

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jeremyh thanked erk in topic Wabash Cannonball February Song of the MonthThe Wa 10 hours 16 minutes ago
SWAPAN DEB replied to the topic 'WOW! This place has grown.' in the forum. 10 hours 17 minutes ago

Hi Mark, welcome back to Hc.

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erk replied to the topic 'Wabash Cannonball February Song of the MonthThe Wa' in the forum. 10 hours 20 minutes ago

jeremyh,

While it is true that the notes on each hole are different for each harmonica you don't have to be concerned with that if you can teach yourself to think in, "scale degrees", instead of notes.

If you aren't familiar with the idea of SD what you are doing is assigning a number, (1-7), to each note and it doesn't matter what key you are in.

Scale Degree: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
key of C: C D E F G A B
key of G: G A B C D E F#
key of E: E F# G# A B C# D#

As you can see your 4 blow will always be a "1" regardless of the key you are in.

Here is a link with the Wabash Cannonball tabbed out using SD.

drive.google.com/open?id=0B4J1gn2gaKg6RTNWRjd0TXV2bk0

Maybe this will be of some help to you.

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Harmlessonica replied to the topic 'WOW! This place has grown.' in the forum. 10 hours 31 minutes ago

Mark Rankin wrote:

Harmlessonica,

Love the handle!

Thanks so much for the welcome. I love harmonica people.

Mark

"That's a big 10-4 Rubber Duck good buddy." ;)

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Harmlessonica replied to the topic 'Eric33's Videos' in the forum. 10 hours 41 minutes ago

I think the problem is firefox gets updates quite regularly, which means the flash plug in gets out of date quickly. It is annoying though.

Sarge wrote:

... Too bad he's in Florida and your in Canada.

Is there a Stourbridge in Canada. .? :)

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jeremyh replied to the topic 'Wabash Cannonball February Song of the MonthThe Wa' in the forum. 10 hours 41 minutes ago

Thanks for that, I was struggling a bit with the timing -what was on harp tabs didn't seem to match what was in my head.

I read music on the mandolin, but have bounced off a bit on the harmonica, it's different for each key! On my mandolin low string 4th fret is always a B, I have 3 harmonicas and 4 blow is G, C or E (why did I buy an E harp?). I am tempted by a chromatic just to get around this.

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Mark Rankin replied to the topic 'WOW! This place has grown.' in the forum. 11 hours 1 minute ago

Harmlessonica,

Love the handle!

Thanks so much for the welcome. I love harmonica people.

Mark

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Mark Rankin replied to the topic 'WOW! This place has grown.' in the forum. 11 hours 4 minutes ago

Hi Crawford,

Thanks for the welcome. I will have to get the hang of things here and start posting some tunes. The tune of the month sounds awesome.

Mark

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Sarge replied to the topic 'Eric33's Videos' in the forum. 11 hours 21 minutes ago

Thanks Eric. I was able to view the videos by using a different browser as suggested by Harmlessonica. I know a guy that is really good on the bass/chord harmonica that would enjoy backing you up. Too bad he's in Florida and your in Canada.

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erk replied to the topic 'Wabash Cannonball February Song of the MonthThe Wa' in the forum. 11 hours 54 minutes ago

I've been concentrating on the blues scale playing in 2nd position so I decided to jump in here and do some straight harp with this very nice song. Part of my recent learning experience has been focused on rhythm and timing.

Attached is a link to a piece of sheet music that I have tabbed out and am practicing with my G harmonica.

drive.google.com/file/d/0B4J1gn2gaKg6RUY...Wjg/view?usp=sharing

Oh, and thanks Marcy for your link to the backing track. I have the sheet music and now I can listen to how its being played. At 125bpm I don't know if I'll ever get there. I am currently playing it at the blinding speed of 60bpm hoping to get to 90.

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Crawforde replied to the topic 'WOW! This place has grown.' in the forum. 13 hours 51 minutes ago

Hi Mark!
Many of us are too busy with things that interfere with harmonica activities, but there seems to be a dedicated corps of regulars at the core (I'm sorry) who keep this place running.
Lots of good stuff going on.
Check out the tune of the month threads. Lots of good stuff going on to help us advance and expand.

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